Minnesota jury: Woman wasn't entitled to morning-after pill
A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman's rights when he refused to provide her emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. State law prohibits discrimination based on sex, including issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. The ruling comes amid national political debate about contraception under federal law, with the U.S. House passing a bill that would guarantee the right to contraception.news.yahoo.com
SpaceX fires up in-space version of Starship's Raptor engine for 1st time (video)
The first vacuum Raptor — the in-space version of Starship's Raptor engine — blazed up in a debut test at SpaceX's development facility in McGregor, Texas, company representatives announced via Twitter last night (Sept. 24). The vacuum Raptor survived the test, which occurred about three weeks after the engine departed SpaceX's Los Angeles-area rocket factory for McGregor. It's unclear exactly how long the burn lasted; the tweet includes a 15-second video, which fades to black with the vacuum Raptor still going strong. The vacuum Raptor is similar to the "sea-level" version of the engine but features a much bigger nozzle, which improves efficiency in the space environment. SpaceX is iterating toward the final version of Starship via a succession of prototypes, some of which have already gotten off the ground.space.com
Mom sues after pharmacist refused to dispense the morning-after pill because of his 'beliefs'
Mom sues after pharmacist refused to dispense the morning-after pill because of his 'beliefs'3rd and 4th generation contraceptive pills. Instead, the pharmacist told her he wouldn't sell her the emergency birth control pill because of a personal objection. "He said, 'I don't feel comfortable, that goes against what I believe,' " Anderson told WCCO, "and all of a sudden it clicked." Thrifty White Pharmacy told the TV station this week that Badeaux no longer works at the drugstore. "I can't help but wonder about other women who may be turned away," Anderson told the Star-Tribune.chron.com
Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Getting His Own 'Star Wars' Series on Disney+
Obi-Wan Kenobi may not be the streamer's only hope, but having Ewan McGregor around is never a bad thing. "After secrets and fibs and not being able to talk about it, I am honored to bring out a beloved member of the Star Wars family," Kathleen Kennedy said. He returned to the role for a voice cameo in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will be Disney+'s third live-action Star Wars series, following The Mandalorian (streaming Nov. 12) and a prequel series centered on Rogue One's Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk). RELATED CONTENT:'The Mandalorian' Trailer: First Look at Pedro Pascal in Live-Action 'Star Wars' SeriesRevisiting 'The Phantom Menace': Looking Back on the Long Road to 'Star Wars: Episode I'Kylo Ren Appears in Action-Packed Trailer for 'Star Wars Resistance' Season 2